• Partner Event- Truth Without Proof
    A Night of Blockchain Who Dunnit! Please note the time change to 5 pm. Join our Partner event, Truth without Proof & The Case of Distributed Ledger (Blockchain) Evidence. Brought to you by, The Chicago Bar Association Financial and Emerging Technologies Committee, FinTEx, and Chicago Blockchain Project Please note, you must hold a ticket to attend. https://sites-jenner.vuturevx.com/66/1309/landing-pages/rsvp-blank.asp The Process of Getting Distributed Ledger (Blockchain) Entries Into Evidence December 6, 2018 @Loyola University School of Law The Chicago Bar Association Financial and Emerging Technologies Committee, FinTEx, and the Loyola University School of Law present this live demonstration of how legal practitioners can navigate the rules of evidence with respect to blockchain ledger entries and crypto-assets. Presented by renowned litigators and blockchain experts, this mock exercise will highlight the nuances of blockchain technology, the obstacles to introducing blockchain- and crypto-based evidence, and help practitioners understand how existing legal rules can be utilized to overcome those challenges. Follow co-sponsors on Twitter: (FinTEx) @FinTExChicago; (Chicago Bar Association) @ChicagoBarAssoc; (Chicago Blockchain Project) @ChicagoHodl; (Chicago Blockchain Center) @ChiBlockchain; & (Jenner & Block) @JennerBlockLLP No fee will be charged for attendance and CLE Credit will be available. Admission will be limited to the first 75 ticket holders. Confirmed speakers and participants for the demonstration include: Lisa Braganca: Ms. Braganca is the former Branch Chief for the Chicago office of the SEC’s Division of Enforcement and has litigated financial and securities cases for over two decades. Since leaving the SEC, Lisa has represented and number of clients in connection with cryptocurrency matters before the SEC and DOJ, including the defendants in the recent TokenLot matter. Follow Ms. Braganca on Twitter, @LisaBraganca. Drew Hinkes: Mr. Hinkes is the General Counsel at Athena Blockchain, a blockchain professor at NYU’s Stern School of Business and the NYU School of Law, and a frequently cited authority on Virtual Currency issues who has published more than 20 articles on blockchain. Follow Mr. Hinkes on Twitter, @propelforward Nelson Rosario: Mr. Rosario is a founding member of Smolinski Rosario Law and is an adjunct professor at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law where he teaches a class on Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, and the Law. An attorney with a diverse set of skills and experience gained from working in private practice for multiple IP boutique law firms in Chicago, for the legal department of a large multi-national consumer electronics corporation, and for a federal magistrate judge, Mr. Rosario’s practice has a strong focus on intellectual property and legal issues related to blockchain and cryptocurrency. Follow Mr. Rosario on Twitter, @NelsonMRosario Justin Steffen: A recognized National Law Journal Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, and FinTech Trailblazer and cited authority on virtual currency, lending, and FinTech issues, Mr. Steffen is a Litigation Partner at Jenner & Block LLP where he co-founded and leads the Firm’s FinTech and Blockchain practices. Justin is also the founder and Chair of the CBA’s Financial and Emerging Technologies Committee and has been appointed as an adjunct professor to teach FinTech and the law at Loyola School of Law. Follow Mr. Steffen on Twitter, @FinTechAttorney ‏ Chris Veatch: Mr. Veatch is a partner at Perkins Coie and is the former Chief of the National Security & Cybercrimes Section with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois (Chicago). His more than 12-year tenure as a federal prosecutor included serving as a Deputy Chief in the National Security and General Crimes Sections, and as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Major Case, Complex Fraud, and Financial Crimes and Special Prosecutions Sections. He has extensive experience investigating and prosecuting complex and sensitive matters, including those involving cybercrime; securities, bank, accounting, healthcare, tax and other fraud; international bribery and money laundering schemes; copyright infringement, theft of trade secrets and economic espionage; export controls and U.S. sanctions programs (including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Arms Export Control Act (AECA), International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA), Export Administration Regulations (EAR), Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations (ITSR), Iranian Transactions Regulations (ITR) and others https://sites-jenner.vuturevx.com/66/1309/landing-pages/rsvp-blank.asp

    Loyola University School of Law

    25 E. Pearson Street · Chicago, IL

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  • WEBINAR: Why Blockchain Community Matters w/ OmniSparx
    November 28th Framework for Building Community SPEAKER: David Spinks, CEO of CMX, the premier community for community professionals, will discuss their framework for building community. December 5th Open Q & A Community Manager Panel SPEAKERS: Adam Wozney (Consensys), Brady McKenna (District 0X) & Camille Landau (Omnisparx). Sign up at: https://chicagoblockchainproject.com/events/webinar

    Online Webinar - See Below for Registration Details

    Online Webinar - See Below for Registration Details · Chicago, IL

  • Tonight! - Pick a Blockchain and Begin the Building Process
    Join us for a high-level discussion covering how to build an enterprise-ready blockchain solution. This meetup is for developers, CTOs, CIOs, and enterprise consultants who are faced with deciding on platforms and tools. HOW DO YOU DECIDE WHAT TO USE? WHO TO CALL FOR HELP? Cutting costs on building a proof-of-concept means using the right tools that developers are familiar with including traditional languages and frameworks. At this meetup, we will explore proven business use cases followed by some of the tools and understanding a developer will need to get started. 6pm - An overview of the challenges from Purdue Entrepreneur in Residence, Trent and Sunny. 6:15 - Kevin Liu of BUMO.io and BUMO Global Ambassador Greg Boutin will discuss challenges in building enterprise level application using blockchain. 7:00 - Building an HD Wallet for Bitcoin or Ethereum. Justin Moon of BUIDL Bootcamp will show you some development basics to understand how wallets work 7:15 - Andrew Hyde of Origin Protocol will come by to share how freelance apps can build on Origin Protocol. 7:20 - John Kuk will sit with Andrew Hyde, Kevin Liu, and Justin Moon for Q & A. 8pm - Drinks & Networking! Kevin Liu is leading the North American community and ecosystem building for the BUMO Foundation. He is also in charge of the BUMO Global Ambassadors Project and Open Source Developers Community. He has over 5 years experience in the international market and business development. A practitioner in mobile internet entrepreneurship with an application of 160 million installations to date, he gained valuable experience in investment banking, product management and operation management. Kevin holds an MBA from the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences.

    Haymarket Pub & Brewery

    737 West Randolph Street · Chicago, IL

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  • Everything You Need To Know About Ethereum
    Join us for a comprehensive overview of the Ethereum ecosystem. We are partnering with the Chicago Ethereum Meetup and Consensys to bring you a useful intro or update to the world of Ethereum. 6pm Welcome 6:10 Intro from Joe 6:20 The Ethereum Ecosystem - Tools & Opportunities Consensys’ Donnie Benjamin & Alex Slobodnik will give an overview of the tools they have for developers, career opportunities around the world, and their future plans in Chicago 6:45 How the Second Layer Scales Chip Gutman of Nectarchain will show us simple charts and diagrams explaining the tradeoffs second layer scaling solutions make, and why they are excited about Ethereum’s future. 6:55 Developing w/ Loom Network Loom Network is the company behind the hit educational game Crypto Zombies which teaches solidity coding. Solidity is the language in which Ethereum smart contracts are written. Patrick Kijek of Blockboard and CBP contributor will give a brief overview on how to jumpstart your learning. 7:05 The Next Phase of Ethereum - Serenity NOW!!! Raul Jordan is a Thiel Fellow & Ethereum developer focused on scaling Ethereum. As a partner at ZK Capital and team lead for Prysmatic Labs, he has deep knowledge about the work being done to scale Ethereum via a “Beacon” chain & sharding, eventually bringing us. Serenity. 7:20 Panel Q&A Kathleen Reilly of Chicago Blockchain Project will host our presenters on a panel to cover the future of Ethereum. She will cover some basic questions before the crowd questions drive the conversation. 7:50 Networking - Join us for a beer or a cocktail at a TBD location after the event.

    The 1871 Auditorium

    222 West Merchandise Mart Plaza · Chicago, IL

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  • WEBINAR: Why Blockchain Community Matters w/ OmniSparx
    November 28th Framework for Building Community SPEAKER: David Spinks, CEO of CMX, the premier community for community professionals, will discuss their framework for building community. December 5th Open Q & A Community Manager Panel SPEAKERS: Adam Wozney (Consensys), Brady McKenna (District 0X) & Camille Landau (Omnisparx). Sign up at: https://chicagoblockchainproject.com/events/webinar

    Online Webinar - See Below for Registration Details

    Online Webinar - See Below for Registration Details · Chicago, IL

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  • Partner Event Global Cybersecurity Initiative Conference
    Global Cyber Security Initiative (GCSI) Conference 2018 GCSI was founded in October of 2016 as a group focused on addressing the areas of concern that the SEC and FINRA noted. Since then, we have expanded to include topics, such as controlling your cyber security budget and how to discreetly hire a CISO. We have expanded our focus to assist all highly regulated industries, including healthcare, insurance, finance, etc. Each month, we host events that bring together executives to discuss topics such as cybersecurity insurance, human engineering and more. Global Cyber Security Initiative (GCSI), in partnership with the Illinois Institute of Technology – Stuart School of Business, Pan Asian American Business council (PAABC), Convex Legal LLC, and Chicago Blockchain Project, are hosting the 2018 GCSI Cybersecurity Conference. We will host our first GSCI conference from 9am to 7pm, Friday, Nov. 9 at IIT - Kent School of Law, 565 W. Adams St., Chicago. The conference begins with a Hackathon showcasing innovative solutions to the problems facing highly regulated industries. We are bringing 200 cybersecurity leaders, Senior Executives, C-Level Executives, CISOs, Compliance Specialist, and Security Officers for sessions focused on Cyber Security Planning, Strategy, Risk & Budgeting. Goal of the Conference - Why are critical infrastructure assets so easy to attack? - Can a criminal entity or terrorist group -- from the other side of the world -- take out down the Internet and telecommunications systems? Or launch a worm that disrupts oil and gas pipelines, water and electric power distribution? - How will we cope if the outages last for days? This presentation highlights the challenges involved in securing interconnected critical infrastructure assets, in particular, the Internet and IP networks, telecommunications networks, banking networks, and process control (SCADA) networks used in oil and gas pipelines, coal mines, wind farms and water and electric power distribution systems. Also, it discusses the importance of designing security solutions that weave science, technology and policy. The target audience: Senior Executives Attorneys in Fintech CPAs and Cybersecurity practicing professionals. **CLE and CPA credits are in the process Advisors Henry Beverly, Cook County Gregg Friedman VP, ISSA Chicago John Johnson CEO/Founder of Aligned Security, IEEE-USA VP of Communications Wayne Johnson Regional VP, OPAQ John Mirkovic, Cook County Michael Philips CEO, VSEC, LLC Stel Valavonis CEO, onShore Security Sean O”Kelly CIO, State of IL Erik Schlesinger, CEO Build.Scale.Prosper; Strategic Advisor, AlphaCrypto Communications Chair Collin Canright Principal, Canright Communications Hackathon Team Matthew Dixon, Ph.D., FRM, Assistant Professor of Finance & Statistics, IIT Stuart School of Business Liad Wagman, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Economics at Illinois Institute of Technology Nik Rokop Coleman Foundation Clinical Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship, IIT Stuart School of Business Peter Tapling, Chief Commercial Officer, Springlabs Global Cyber Security Initiative (GCSI) Chris Williams, Convex Legal Elaine Wyder-Harshman, Convex Legal Kasi Paturi, CEO, GCSI; Topics for Panel Discussion Topic 1: Emerging Technologies - Blockchain for contract management Topic 2: Cybersecurity for highly regulated areas - Healthcare, Fintech, Insurance etc (CISOs from these organizations will talkabout Firewall/Network, Private public partnership, Federal funded, NIST) Topic 3: Financial Regulators (SEC, FINRA, CBOE, CME) top concerns related to Cyber Security, IOT, Big Data, Data breach, AI, Mobile security Tentative schedule 9:00- Noon Morning Hackathon 12:00 - 1:00- Lunch 1:00-1:50 Keynote: Sujeet Shenoi, Topic: Why are critical infrastructure assets so easy to attack? 1:50-2:20 Panel: Blockchain for contract management 2:20-2:35 Break 2:35 - 3:00 Keynote: TBD 3:00-3:30 Panel: Cybersecurity for highly regulated areas - Healthcare, Fintech, Insurance 3:35-3:50 Break 3:50-4:15 Keynote: TBD 4:15-4:45 Panel: Financial Regulators top concerns related to Cyber Security 5:00-7:00 Networking Tickets Available Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/global-cyber-security-initiative-gcsi-conference-2018-tickets-50332887020 CBP Members please use code CBP50 to save $50.00 on the price of the event.

    Chicago Kent School of Law

    565 W. Adams · Chicago, IL

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  • Find Your ::: Team / Cofounder / Services ::: with IncBuilders
    Monthly is a special meet where you get to meet many of the core group of doers, builders and makers of the Inc Builders, CBP and other entrepreneurs around Chicago. The goal of this meet is to find partners for your business. If you have a need that you would like to share with the group, send Parind one paragraphh about your business. [masked] Whether it’s co-founder, CEO, CTO, developer, marketer, lawyer or investor. Let us know what you need. We will give you couple of minutes to address the crowd so you have a better networking event. Above all, bring friends, make some great connections and have fun.

    Mid-America Club

    200 East Randolph St # 8000 80th Floor · Chicago, IL

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  • The Terminology of Public Blockchains
    At Chicago Blockchain Project we loosely define a "blockchain" as a community-owned organization creating trust in the validity of information through software. There are plenty of questions surrounding the terms involved in blockchain. At this meetup we hope to answer some of them beginning with a presentation from Disruption Joe and continuing with a panel of local blockchain experts w/ open Q & A from the audience. Have you been confused or frustrated by the terminology in blockchain being misused and misunderstood? There doesn't seem to be a clear definition of "decentralization". What exactly do we mean by "hashing" or "UTXO". This meetup will be accessible to beginners but geared towards intermediate levels of understanding. Here are a few other terms we will cover. Decentralization Hashing UTXO Public/Private Keys SHA256 Consensus Mechanism Governance Mechanism Design Custodial Wallet Lightning State Channels Plasma Gas Proof-of-Work Proof-of-Stake

    1871

    222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza 12th Floor · Chicago, IL

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  • Food & Drink Social - After Party - Loyalty Live Conference
    For those who came to our after party for Voice of Blockchain, you know it is going to be a good time at Hubbard Inn. This time we are hosting the after party with Loyalty Live. Check out the conference at https://www.loyaltylive.com/ Use code CHICAGOBPCOMP for free tickets! Afterparty will include passed apps and drink tickets for those who arrive at 7:30 for the start of the event as there is a limited supply of drink tickets! Special shout outs to Loyalty Live and ARPA for sponsoring and hosting!

    hubbard inn

    110 W. Hubbard Street · Chicago, IL

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  • Introduction to Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency, and Blockchain
    This meetup is for anyone who is interested in learning the basics of bitcoin, cryptocurrency, and blockchain. There will be a 45-minute presentation by Disruption Joe to begin. His analogies and easy to understand style will get you caught up with what it is, how it is used, and an outlook on the future. Takeaways you will learn: - How bitcoin works - The difference of blockchain and bitcoin - Real use cases for the technology - What is happening in the crypto markets - How to find a job in crypto and/or blockchain - How to get started building a blockchain project This will be followed by Q&A. Bring your beginner an intermediate level questions with no fear of being the only one who doesn't know. The Chicago Blockchain Project team will be onsite afterward to help answer questions in small groups over craft brews and snacks.

    Haymarket Pub & Brewery

    737 West Randolph Street · Chicago, IL